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Build up to UEFA CL draw: What the managers are saying

Champions League By: Collins Udeme | 17/03/2017

Build up to UEFA CL draw: What the managers are saying

Leicester City, Real Madrid, Atletcio Madrid, Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Juventus and AS Monaco will find out on Friday who they will play in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Leicester City's remarkable UEFA Champions League debut surges on after the English title holders ousted a Sevilla side that have won European silverware for the past three seasons to reach the last eight.

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The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw will take place at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland and ahead of Friday's event, we bring you reactions of managers during the course of the day from the UEFA.com DrawCentre.

Real Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane: "I don't think there will be a single coach who is hoping they face Leicester. They keep achieving what they are told they can't achieve."

Diego Simeone, Atlético coach: "I feel happy for the great effort of the club and the great effort of the players who have given their heart and soul. They have given their all to be once again among Europe’s best eight. This is a very important step for the club."

Thomas Tuchel, Dortmund coach: "I don't want an all-German draw. Not because we would be scared, but because we want to compete internationally, travel and get to know stadia across Europe."

Craig Shakespeare, Leicester manager: "We know there's going to be some terrific teams, as there were in the previous round. We're in there on merit. Make no mistake about that. It will be memorable for everyone at the football club. We might just be the surprise team."

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern chairman: "All the teams are heavyweights. We shouldn't dream now but calmly wait for our draw. We'd better approach it step by step."
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